Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
All eyes will be on Lotto Park when Anderlecht and Villarreal face each other in the Conference League derby. Anderlecht did well to overcome a one-goal deficit in the double-header with Ludogorets, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the Yellow Submarine. Defender Hannes Delcroix remains on the sidelines with injury, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The La Liga outfit, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Getafe (2-1) and Almeria (2-1), and even though Quique Setien is going to mix the squad, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. The good news for the away team is that experienced midfielder Manu Trigueros is back from the La Liga ban. Fit-again striker Gerard Moreno is pushing for a start, as well as Mojica, Lo Celso, and Capoue.
Highlighted Player (Jan Vertonghen):
After spending four years at Ajax, in 2006 Jan Vertonghen signed a loan deal with RKC Waalwijk. The left-footed defender spent one season at Mandemakers Stadion and he returned to Ajax for the 2007/2008 season. The highly rated footballer, who is capable of playing as both centre back and left back, signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 8 July, 2012 and he has been playing for the Premier League outfit ever since.
The Belgian defender scored four goals for the Spurs in the 2012/2013 Premier League season and he made 34 league appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit back then. In the 2015/2016 season Jan Vertonghen and his teammates were producing brilliant displays with Tottenham, but the Spurs eventually finished the campaign in third place in the standings.
Speaking of his international career, Vertonghen made it to both World Cup (2014) and Euro (2016) quarter-finals with the Belgian national team. Jan was born on 24 April, 1987 and his shirt number is 5.
Highlighted Team (Villarreal):
Villarreal CF was founded on 10th of March 1923. In the year 1998 Villarreal managed to reach the Primera Division for the first time in history of the club. After 1 season the club could not manage to stay in the league and go regulated to the Segunda Division. In the last couple of years Villarreal developed itself to a stable club in the Primera Division.
This first European succes was in 2003/2004 where the club managed to reach the semi finals in the UEFA cup. In 2004/2005 Villarreal end 3rd on the table in the Primera Division which was a highlight for the club.
The biggest succes was in 2006 when Villarreal managed to reach the semi finals in the Champions League. In the semi finals the club lost with only 1 goal difference against runner up Arsenal. Former known players for Villarreal are: Riquelme, Tomasson, Fernandez, Forlan and Pires.